CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After being idle for three weeks, the Wesleyan men's crew competed in the 54th Annual Head of the Charles. The Men's Collegiate Eight boat had another strong finish, placing 12th out of 36, while besting all other NESCAC teams.
Since it's inception in 1965, the Head of the Charles has become a prestige race, attracting hundreds of thousands of rowers to the banks of the Charles River.
- The river saw tough conditions on Sunday, with a punishing headwind throughout the course. Despite the conditions, the men's Varsity Eight handled the adversities well and had a strong closing mile, crossing the finish line with a time of 16:44.252.
- The men's Varsity Eight boat included Theo Simko (Coxswain), Hayden Galusza (Stroke), Will Humphrey, Brendan Joyce, Ben Lynch, Sam Pratt, Jack Sheffer, Harrison Malec and Andrew Daggon (Bow).
- On Saturday, the men's Club Eight finished 14th of 36 in a field made up predominantly of Division I boats. Coxed by Daniel Helfman, the crew navigated the winding 4,800-meter course with a time of 15:46.771. The boat also included Dominik Sobieszek (Stroke), Jimmy McShane, Teddy Kennedy, Kenny McKee-Proctor, Emmett Nunes, Drew Myers, Andrew Martin and Ethan Ching (Bow)
- Also competing on Saturday, the men had boats race in the Men's Senior Master Eights (50+) and the Men's Alumni Eights.
- The Cardinals will conclude their fall campaign next Saturday at Head of the Fish in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.